A lot of eyes are on the NFL today in the wake of controversial comments made by President Donald Trump about the “Take A Knee” movement by players who are choosing to kneel during the national anthem.
Colin Kaepernick started the idea last season, when he decided to take a knee during the national anthem to protest racial inequality in the United States. Trump got in hot water this past week after saying that NFL owners should fire any player who chooses to demonstrate, saying “…get that son of a b—– off the field.”
If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
...NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017